Forever and Always :: Now Playing – “The Rip” by Portishead

This year has not gone quite as planned, while there have been some highs the lows are coming in strong and it’s hard at times to stay positive. In short, I’ve been unwell the past few months and all signs point to my Crohn’s causing me multiple procedures, missing the outside world and all the people out there. But enough about that.

This week my family lost an amazing woman, my Nonna, who was always there to make sure you ate enough, worried about you no matter what, and loved you unconditionally. She was one of my best friends and I still cannot believe she’s no longer here. It breaks my heart that I’m too sick to fly home to say goodbye but I know she’d want me to keep fighting till I’m better and back to normal.

So today I’d like to dedicate this post to her and to all the strong people I’ve lost in my life, my Vovô, my Vavó, and my Nonno – My grandparents. They were the ones that stood at the heads of our families and brought us together, showed me both my Italian and Portuguese heritage and the tonne of food that came with it. They were all special in their own ways, loving and caring, strong and distinct and amazing through and through. I love you all with my entire being and you will always be in my heart.

But remember, no matter what life throws at you and I know it’s easier said than done, but battle on through, try and keep the positivity there, and humour goes a long way.

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Cross My Heart (December 14th 2014)

Listen Here

Crush, sizzle, slam, bam, hit, crash. Emotions racing, blood pulsing, hearing heightened, and attraction increased. Flooding through ourselves, passion, longing, and undying, unconditional, unadulterated movement.

  1. Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants by Wild Beasts
  2. Falling by HAIM
  3. Cross My Heart by Marianas Trench
  4. Cough Cough by Everything Everything
  5. The Rock Show by Blink 182
  6. Diane Young by Vampire Weekend
  7. Pistol Of Fire by Kings Of Leon
  8. Lazaretto by Jack White

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A smoke and a great big hug.

That would be much needed at this very moment, but for now all I can do is listen to songs that remind me of the one person that has and forever will be my best friend till the end of time and until I can get that hug and that smoke. I really want to play LEGO together too. Sigh.

“A Million Years” by Alexander

“Everlasting Light” by The Black Keys

“Fiya Wata” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

THE SUMMER MIX TAPE: Day Fourteen through Twenty-Two

AH LIFE. So much is happening! In just under 48 hours I will be galavanting off to London for many wonderful times ahead. I look forward to all the picnics and adventures, all the new people I’ll meet. But! With that and all the planning and what not that’s been happening, I’ve sadly slacked on posting the daily songs.

I haven’t forgotten them, I’ve been writing them down and now here for you are the latest additions to this summer’s mix tape. Plus, keep watch, a new mix tape (or two) are on their ways. PEACE.

DAY FOURTEEN: “Icky Thump” by The White Stripes

DAY FIFTEEN: “Mississippi Isabel” by King Charles

DAY SIXTEEN: “This Time Tomorrow” by The Kinks

DAY SEVENTEEN: “Howlin’ For You” by The Black Keys

DAY EIGHTEEN: “One Thing” by Finger Eleven

DAY NINETEEN: “The Book Of Love” (Magnetic Fields/Peter Gabriel Cover) by Jasmine Kennedy

DAY TWENTY: “I Guess I Should Go To Sleep” by Jack White

DAY TWENTY-ONE: “This Will Be The Day” by Jeff Williams

DAY TWENTY-TWO: “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from a new life.

As I plan to move away in the next couple months (very much sooner rather than later) across the pond. To the place I fell in love with the moment I set foot off the plane; the United Kingdom. It is also a place where I met my soul mate and hope to meet him again, a place where I can be myself, be with friends, and start beginning my life for me.

What is home to you? Do you have one or do embrace the world around you as one large place where your heart is? No matter where you feel you belong, this song will always bring a smile to my face and I hope it does to yours. I also hope that it may be the key that pushes the clouds away and reconnects me with my best friend and helps me through this new chapter of my life.

“Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

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